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Houston QB D'Eriq King Officially Announces His Decision

Houston QB D'Eriq King throws pass while wearing school's throwback jersey.

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 10: D'Eriq King #4 of the Houston Cougars throws a pass in the first half against the Temple Owls at TDECU Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Houston Cougars star D'Eriq King's name popped up in the headlines earlier this week after his father suggested the quarterback planned to red-shirt after playing the first four games of the season.

Earlier Monday, reports emerged saying that King would sit out the rest of the 2019 season, utilizing a redshirt year. He would then look to graduate transfer in the offseason.

Eric King, D'Eriq's father, appeared to confirm the decision.

"It's the best decision for him at this point," Eric said, via Twitter. "Very, very tough (decision). He's got a lot of teammates riding on him. Sometimes you got to be a little self-centered & do what's best for you."

Later Monday afternoon, the program announced King planned to redshirt for the rest of the 2019 season before playing for the Cougars again in 2020.

Now it appears King has made an official decision.

According to Joseph Duarte, King intends to return to Houston and not seek a transfer.

Through four games this season, King has thrown for 663 yards and six touchdowns. King is a true dual-threat at quarterback and racked up 312 yards on 55 carries for six touchdowns on the ground.

Houston sits at 1-3 on the season, which likely prompted the initial move in the first place.

Regardless, King will be on the sideline this weekend for the Cougars.